Blunt on ACT

October 29th, 2011 at 2:30 pm by David Farrar

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15 Responses to “Blunt on ACT”

  1. Johnboy (16,722 comments) says:

    Reminds me of something really.

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  2. reid (16,523 comments) says:

    This says nothing about who Brash really is but lots about the NZ electorate.

    Fact is, this will appeal to lots of people.

    Fact is, those very same people will universally fail to recognise Brash’s economic recipes and ideas are in fact the very and only thing this country needs to do, right now.

    Not Brash’s race ideas, they’re crap, but his economic ideas are A-Class but Hulun with a complicit media years ago successfully succeeded in pointing the slack-jawed yokels toward those and nothing but those race side-issues so consequently it’s become accepted fact amongst said slack-jawed yokels that all his ideas are as crappy as his race ones. Classic lefty propaganda conflation.

    Shame for the country really the Nats haven’t used this last three years to correct that mis-perception, for the good of the country. For surely the Nats know, that compared to English, if this country had Brash, it would be streets ahead, by now. But no. It doesn’t work like that in politics in this country, does it.

    What a shame.

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  3. MT_Tinman (3,205 comments) says:

    Reid, Brash’s economic ideas may be, economically, the best for NZ but as Mr Hayek observed many moons ago the economy doers not stand alone – something Mr Brash and his supporters have never figured out.

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  4. reid (16,523 comments) says:

    something Mr Brash and his supporters have never figured out

    Agreed MT. Brash never has been more than what would have been a brilliant Minister. Although he has fine leadership skills, prime ministerial politics requires certain qualities he just doesn’t have. The tragedy for NZ IMO is that he’s never found the right niche within which finally to come to power in the Finance portfolio.

    He has never seen himself as this. He has always seen himself as more than that. This is the tragedy for NZ for it would have been as that which he could already have started in had be played his cards in a different way, in which he could have potentially been the greatest ever and his mark could have been writ high in the Pantheon of great NZer’s. But not to be, ever, it would currently appear.

    Bugger.

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  5. Johnboy (16,722 comments) says:

    Thirty years of hiding your shadow behind a lesbian and six years of smiling and waving beat anything poor old Brash can do.

    What a sad little banana republic we have become.

    Much as I disliked Norman and Rob at least they were men. :)

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  6. s.russell (1,642 comments) says:

    As brilliant as Ruth Richardson?
    Brash might have done some really good things for New Zealand as finance minister, but he would have been a political disaster, just like Richardson.
    And unfortunately, her political disaster poisoned the well for future reformers, and thus worked to hold NZ back for all the years since. So while the immediate effect of her stewardship was good, the long term effect has been far more problematic, and probably negative.
    Thus I have to say thank goodness Brash never did get the job.

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  7. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Shouldn’t the pistol be being fired at his foot?

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  8. Courage Wolf (557 comments) says:

    Here’s my scores on the following attributes of Blunt’s cartoons in general:

    Style – 1/10.
    Policy Focus – 1/10.
    Creativity – 1/10.
    Team Focus – 1/10.
    Relevance – 1/10.
    Positivity – 1/10.

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  9. reid (16,523 comments) says:

    Brash might have done some really good things for New Zealand as finance minister, but he would have been a political disaster, just like Richardson.

    Well this is the dilemma isn’t it s.r?

    To do the right thing or the popular thing at any given time.

    It’s too bad we as a nation seem continually to receive quite the incorrect answer to that critical question.

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  10. reid (16,523 comments) says:

    A further thought on this is this is not a good graphic, in fact, it should not be allowed.

    Imagine this graphic on other politicians.

    Take it away, right now, I would suggest.

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  11. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    “the economy does not stand alone”
    It will when we can’t borrow anymore.
    It will when we keep stealing others wealth and there is none left to steal.
    It will when the pantry is bare.

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  12. niggly (830 comments) says:

    A further thought on this is this is not a good graphic, in fact, it should not be allowed.

    Imagine this graphic on other politicians.

    Take it away, right now, I would suggest.

    You’re right Reid, the underlying theme of the cartoon is inappropriate.

    It’s meant to be satire, presumably, but imagine the howls of outrage if the head being shot belonged to Phil Goof, or Helen Clark, or Russell Norman or Meteria Turei.

    Imagine if it was Hone Harawira, the race relations conciliator would be going ape-shit!

    Another example of double-standards!

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  13. The Scorned (719 comments) says:

    So one law for all and a color blind state are “crap” ideas are they…? then what the fuck was all that anti apartheid hysteria in the 80,s about then…?

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  14. Griff (7,822 comments) says:

    A dose of conservative in a liberal party
    the death (political) of brash /act
    self inflicted

    That leaves the right in the hands of national only are we all central conservative?
    If act dies will it be 3,6,or9 years till a new liberal right party rises?
    Is a united right really a good idea under mmp?
    is united a good idea?

    Like good art this one makes me think

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  15. beautox (422 comments) says:

    Is he meant to be funny? Because he’s consistently not. Why do you give him exposure DPF?

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